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S. Korean painter Lee U-fan reconfirms authenticity of paintings suspected of being fake

Renowned South Korean artist Lee U-fan confirmed Thursday once again that he did paint all 13 paintings that are suspected of being forgeries.In a press briefing in central Seoul, the artist said the paintings in question were his work beyond a doubt."I checked them with my own eyes and th...

Updated : 2016.06.30 22:03

JYJ's Park summoned over alleged sexual assault, apologizes to public

Park Yu-chun, the troubled member of popular K-pop boy band JYJ, appeared before police Thursday to face questioning over his sexual assault allegations which have been rocking the local entertainment scene. The 30-year-old singer-actor appeared at the Gangnam Police Station in southern Se...

Updated : 2016.06.30 22:02

Samsung denies rumors over its chief's death

Samsung Group denied rumors circulated Thursday that its chairman Lee Kun-hee, who has been hospitalized for over two years, has died.Earlier in the day, rumors that the 74-year-old has died and that the news will be made public at 3 p.m. were circulated around the local stock market and s...

Updated : 2016.06.30 21:36

Cram school tutor gets jail term for leaking SAT questions

The head of a private education institution has received a jail term for leaking questions from a U.S. college admissions test and teaching students with the material, court records showed Thursday.The Seoul Central District Court sentenced the defendant, identified only by her surname Kim...

Updated : 2016.06.30 21:28

Juvenile delinquency increasingly violent

The number of teenagers committing violent crimes is rising at a rate that is cause for concern, according to the Korean National Police Agency on Wednesday. The KNPA’s data showed nearly 18,000 peop...

Updated : 2016.06.30 18:08

Good deed paid off 34 years later

The story of a woman who remembered to pay off a good deed 34 years later on Wednesday is receiving warm reactions from the public.The 63-year-old woman surnamed Kang remitted 7.1 million won ($6,150)...

Updated : 2016.06.30 17:53

Korea to hold biennial ADEX defense expo in late 2017

The Korea-hosted biennial defense expo Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition will be held in October next year to bring together some 400 global defense manufacturers, the event's organizer said Thursday.The exhibition, more widely known as ADEX, has been scheduled to run from...

Updated : 2016.06.30 17:35

Coal use to rise by 2.7% this year

Despite the government’s pledge to curb industrial and everyday sources of the fine dust that has risen as a major public health threat, the amount of South Korea’s coal consumption is expected to r...

Updated : 2016.06.30 17:03

Korea crafts 5-yr plan for unmanned vehicle development

Korea said Thursday it has finalized a five-year master plan to advance the local unmanned vehicle industry.Under the project, approved by the National Science & Technology Council, the government will concentrate efforts on boosting the development of drones, self-driving cars, unmanned s...

Updated : 2016.06.30 17:02

Eating alone increases chance of depression: research

An international journal recently published a South Korean survey showing that people, especially men, who eat dinner alone have more than double the chance of suffering from depression. The Internati...

Updated : 2016.06.30 16:34

Suspects in Indian Ocean murder brought to Korea

Two Vietnamese sailors detained on charges of stabbing to death the Korean captain and the chief engineer of their fishing boat arrived in Korea late Thursday for questioning.The focus of the investigation is expected to uncover the motive behind the killing, which happened aboard fishing ...

Updated : 2016.06.30 16:29

Former Park aide pressured media during Sewol tragedy

The transcript of a phone conversation between Saenuri Party Rep. Lee Jung-hyun, the former senior presidential press secretary, and a local news director was revealed Thursday, showing that Lee had r...

Updated : 2016.06.30 16:28

Female breadwinners rise in stature in South Korea

South Koreans’ general views of breadwinning women have changed from pity to admiration since 2005, a government study showed Thursday.According to a study released by the Gender Ministry, 52.9 perce...

Updated : 2016.06.30 16:27

Rapist-extortionist gets 17 years

A man who raped and extorted money out of the women he dated was handed down a sentence of 17 years in prison Wednesday. Daejeon High Court said “our society cannot take the atrocious nature of the c...

Updated : 2016.06.30 16:26

Red Cross to grant support for foreign families staying on humanitarian grounds

Korea's Red Cross said Thursday that it has decided to grant financial support to 10 foreign families allowed to stay in the country on humanitarian grounds.Under the decision, the families will receive a combined 25 million won ($21,705) for three months along with basic foodstuffs for on...

Updated : 2016.06.30 16:23